Angkor National Park Siem Reap Cambodia

Monks leaving Angkor Wat

My wife and I were in Cambodia as a guest of Anantara Angkor Resort & Spa. The hotel is plush but the real reason you’ll want to go to Siem Reap is for its proximity to the magnificent Angkor Archaeological Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site of ancient Khmer Empire ruins. The most famous is […]

10 Reasons to Stay at Anantara Angkor Resort & Spa in Cambodia

Monk blessing at Anantara Angkor Resort

I’ve always dreamt of going to Cambodia so when Natalie and I were invited to go to Thailand with Anantara Hotels, we decided to skip the trip to their Phuket property and instead, visit their hotel in Cambodia. After all, it was half the distance (218 miles instead of 430 miles) from where we would […]

Top 10 in Travel News: Week of December 10, 2014

JetBlue bill

THE TOP 10 IN TRAVEL NEWS THIS WEEK: Win for travelers: Congress caps airline-ticket TSA fees Korean Air Executive Ejects Crew Member After Poor Nut Service Uber has been banned in Delhi after a driver was accused of raping a passenger American Airlines Set To Upgrade Fleet And Finally Compete With Delta Sir Richard Branson […]

Top 10 in Travel News: Week of December 3, 2014

Carry-on

THE TOP 10 IN TRAVEL NEWS THIS WEEK: Terrorism Concerns Have U.K., U.S. Eyeing Carry-On Luggage Ban Passenger asked to deplane after emotional support pig was disruptive India Allowing Visas on Arrival for U.S. Tourists United launches seasonal Dublin, Venice routes (flights begin June 4) British man misses honeymoon after air rage forces emergency landing […]

Modern-day Macau: A vibrant mix of Portuguese & Chinese cultures

Looking out from St. Francis Xavier Chapel

Thanks to its past, Macau has a unique blend of cultures and entertainment options alive here for travelers of all types. Modern-day Macau is much more than just gambling. There’s rich heritage to explore walking through old Chinese neighborhoods, and ancient ruins, temples, museums and art to see. The cuisine is to die for—Macanese, Portuguese and Chinese. […]

Airline Review: Thai Airways’ Low-Cost Carrier Thai Smile

Thai Smile flight attendants on CEI to BKK flight

Last week, I began telling you about my incredible trip to Southeast Asia. My long-haul flights were on British Airways but once in Thailand, we took two round-trip flights on two of the country’s most popular low-cost carriers. The first one was on Thai Airways’ brand new subsidiary called Thai Smile (officially launched July 7, […]

Airline Review: Air Asia

Boarding Air Asia to Seim Reap from DMK

I first learned of Air Asia when I heard about Sir Richard Branson dressing up as a female flight attendant and working an Air Asia flight after losing a bet to the airline’s owner, Tony Fernandes. Wouldn’t you have loved to see that? But what I like most about Air Asia is that you can […]

Top 10 in Travel News: Week of September 17, 2014

Marriott

THE TOP 10 IN TRAVEL NEWS THIS WEEK: Marriott to Place Gratitude Envelopes in Hotel Guest Rooms Free In Flight GoGo Wifi & Free In Flight Texting with T-Mobile WestJet to charge some travellers for first checked bag Minnesota Man Films TSA Attempt To Screen Him After He Lands Southwest plans Baltimore-Costa Rica flights Australia […]